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Great Northerner

Auckland to Wellington
Trip Code: NCW10
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Place of Peace

See where the original treaty between the British and New Zealand's Maori people was signed at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Wonderful Wellington

With a two-night stay in the New Zealand capital, you have plenty of opportunities to explore its best-loved landmarks.

Islands for Every Occasion

Cruise the Bay of Islands, home to 144 islands and take in the sights of small coves and sandy white beaches.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Enriching Signature Experiences
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • 9 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
  • APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia

Map & Itinerary

New Zealand Map NCW10 2019-20
Auckland to Wellington

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

On arrival into Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Grand Millennium Auckland

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour, or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to the fascinating marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, or set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest.


Auckland Enjoy the opportunity to discover the ‘City of Sails’ as you choose from a range of exciting Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and Tour Director as you enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Māori people was signed.


Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and onwards to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Here, you will also enjoy a culturally-rich visit to the Māori Meeting House and War Canoe.

Stay: Two Nights, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point or experience life on the high seas aboard a resplendent tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a dolphin-watching adventure or take a mini-tour of Russell.


Today, decide how you would like to discover this scenic region with our range of Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.


Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel in Auckland, you will be treated to a Pacific-themed dinner that features some of the tastiest regional New Zealand produce. Relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers as you savour local flavours.

Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in Māori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hāngī feast and a powerful performance of song and dance.


Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto, lit by thousands of glow worms. Afterwards, travel to Rotorua, a centre of Māori culture and famous for its incredible geothermal activity.

Stay: Two Nights, Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps discover the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show, then make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Or, choose to experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Otherwise, perhaps head to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and hot springs, or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide.


Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today you will follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the North Island. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then, visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across Tongariro National Park to Wellington.

Stay: Two Nights, InterContinental Wellington

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

With two nights in the New Zealand capital, you will have plenty of time to discover the city’s highlights. After breakfast, set off on a tour taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum - Te Papa Tongarewa. The afternoon and evening have been left free for you to enjoy discovering Wellington at your own pace. You may like to head to the Central Business District to experience its vibrant mix of Victorian architecture, theatres, boutiques and galleries. Or, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the waterfront restaurants for a true taste of North Island eating.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your journey comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Flavours of New Zealand

Savour a range of tantalising cuisine including a traditional Hangi feast in Rotorua at Tamaki Maori Village.

Stylish Hotels and Resorts

Stay at iconic hotels including two nights at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands.

InterContinental Wellington

Discover an authentic and memorable experience that captures the essence of Wellington at this first-class hotel.

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family

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